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2hMark Schlabach

Schlabach: ACC shut out, SEC beat up and other bold season predictions

The college football forecast: No Harbaugh handshakes for OSU, a TCU offensive record and a Heisman for Nick Chubb.

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RB Jackson slams Bills general manager Whaley

In thanking fans for their support over his nine-year career, ex-Bills running back Fred Jackson also took a parting shot at general manager Doug Whaley in an interview with The Buffalo News.

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Connecting the dots: 2 Royals have chickenpox

All-Star reliever Kelvin Herrera and Royals right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central leaders may have been exposed.

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#NFLRANK: The top 100 players

Who is the best player in the NFL: J.J. Watt or Aaron Rodgers? Our 70-plus voters settled that and plenty of other debates in this year's ranking of the top 100 players.

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Cam's little bro following in his shoes (0:19)
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Deflategate more about Goodell's power than Brady's wrongdoing? (2:05)
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6mHoward Bryant

Bryant: The one place MJ can't touch LeBron

In ESPN The Magazine's New Orleans Issue, Howard Bryant writes that LeBron James is the greatest athlete-activist of his time, putting him in a realm of greatness Michael Jordan can't touch.

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Saxon: Bullpen finishes what Greinke starts

Zack Greinke showed why he'll likely win the NL Cy Young Award. But the Dodgers are only as good as their bullpen, which was at its best in preserving Tuesday's win.

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11hGreg Garber

Garber: Kyrgios own worst enemy in Open exit

We've come to expect antics and outbursts from Nick Kyrgios when he's on the court. But there were flashes of brilliance in his four-set loss against Andy Murray that the Aussie could build on.

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8hDavid Schoenfield

Time to worry about Johnny Cueto?

The early returns on Johnny Cueto indicated the Royals had their No. 1 starter, but his last three starts might tell a different story.

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Clark: Trent Richardson is the worst RB of all time (3:26)
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Tough to be a vegan NFL player? (1:07)
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D-Wade shows no mercy in game of dodgeball (0:14)
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Marlins to make change at manager, report says

The Marlins will ask Dan Jennings to return to his previous role as general manager and seek a new field manager at the end of this season, FoxSports.com has reported.

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Cam's little bro following in his shoes
NFL 

Panthers QB Cam Newton's younger brother, Cailyn Newton, who is a junior QB at Grady High School, impresses on the field against Washington High School.

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ICYMI: Rockies turn triple play in 9th
MLB 

With Paul Goldschmidt at the plate, the Diamondbacks sent the runners on 1st and 2nd on the pitch. That worked out well ... for the Rockies, who ended the inning in an instant.

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MLB 

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Pirates now have a losing record vs every other NL Central team this year after loss to MIL. They are 58-21 against the rest of baseball.

Peterson leads NFL's most overrated
NFL 

Aaron Schatz concedes that, even after taking a year off, Adrian Peterson is a top 10 RB. But is he one of a dozen top players overall, or even the best at his position? "That's really, really unlikely," Schatz writes. Overrated/underrated (Insider)

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Report: GM 'went rogue' with Jackson cut

Bills GM Doug Whaley didn't consult the team's owners before releasing RB Fred Jackson Monday, sources told the Buffalo News. Team protocol dictates the Pegula family is informed of all personnel decisions.

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Packers GM Ted Thompson on roster cuts: "This is not my favorite time of the year. ... It's a no-win situation. It's a bad time."

Michigan with toughest Week 1 test
College Football 

"I've talked to a bunch of coaches. I can't find one who thinks they're going to win at Utah," ESPN's Adam Rittenberg told SportsCenter.

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College Football 

Picking MLB's award winners
MLB 

ESPN's Keith Law lays out his choices for all of MLB's awards, highlighted by a surprise AL Cy Young winner and Josh Donaldson over Mike Trout for AL MVP. Hypothetical ballot (Insider)

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Fred Jackson takes aim at Bills GM
NFL 

Jackson, now with Seattle, told the Buffalo News: "There's only one person in that organization that I haven't gotten honesty from, and that was [Doug Whaley]." The Bills released the RB Monday after 8 years in Buffalo.

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NFL 

Brady case not about footballs anymore

"For the NFL, this case is not about deflated footballs anymore. It is 100% about the authority of commissioner Roger Goodell to impose and arbitrate discipline," said ESPN's Dan Graziano.

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Spieth throws out first pitch at Fenway
MLB 

Golfer Jordan Spieth tossed some high heat before the Yankees-Red Sox game.

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MLB 

J.J. Watt named top player in #NFLRank

It was Watt, not MVP Aaron Rodgers, who grabbed the top spot in our #NFLRANK Top 100 players. But this is not an MVP vote; instead players were ranked based on greatness. Where's your favorite player?

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What makes the Cardinals so dominant?
MLB 

Tim Kurkjian on the 86-46 Cardinals: "They have great, great pitching. ... Their overall ERA is 2.66 which is by far the best [in MLB]."

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MLB 

Elvis Andrus steals home -- straight up
MLB 

The Rangers SS pulled off perhaps the riskiest and most exciting play in baseball Tuesday night.

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Rex: Bills will be my last coaching job

Rex Ryan on coaching the Bills: "This is definitely going to be it. This is my last stop in coaching, and then when my days are up, I'll turn it over to the younger generation. I'm not going anywhere else." (via USA TODAY Sports)

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'I kind of blacked out running the bases'
MLB 

Blue Jays 2B Ryan Goins after his first career walk-off home run: "I didn’t even feel the water get dumped on me at home plate."

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MLB 

Brady: "Such an enjoyable offseason"
NFL 

Tom Brady joked to a crowd during the team's annual fundraiser. It marks his 1st time publicly speaking since an appearance at Salem State College on May 7 and just the 2nd time since the Wells Report's release,

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NFL 

Azarenka to official: 'You ever play tennis?'
Tennis 

Victoria Azarenka was not happy with a call during her match at the US Open. She had plenty of words for the chair official, including inquiring if the official ever played the game and then adding "you probably weren't very good."

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Tennis 

Only 8 more days until NFL games start

Have you drafted your fantasy team yet? It's not too late to get started. Play for free

Tom Savage, your turn to start

The Texans' 3rd-string QB will start and play much of Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys. Coach Bill O'Brien said: "I want Tom to have a good game. I want him to get into a rhythm ... throw the ball accurately."

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Basketball analytics ... for pickup ball
NBA 

Grantland's Kirk Goldberry is here to convince you to score your games by 2s and 3s rather than 1s and 2s. Still not convinced? Listen to Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “I always make pickup games 3s and 2s." Fixing pickup

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